Batavia Downs cancels final card Saturday December 11, 2021

Batavia, NY — The management of Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel and the Western New York Harness Horsemen’s Association have agreed to cancel live racing on Saturday night (Dec. 11), which was the last card of the 2021 season at Batavia Downs. This is because of concern for the safety of all the participating horsemen, horsewomen, horses and patrons due to the impending day-long forecast … Continue reading Batavia Downs cancels final card Saturday »

Guaranteed pool, mandatory payouts end Batavia Meet December 10, 2021

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs will close out the 2021 meet on Saturday (Dec. 11) and there is a full night of action, awards and Auld Lang Syne on tap. First the action. There will be one guaranteed pool and one carryover and both will have mandatory payouts. There is a $3,500 guaranteed pool in the Pick-5 wager in the first race and it will … Continue reading Guaranteed pool, mandatory payouts end Batavia Meet »

Morrill, Giuliani take top honors at Batavia Downs December 10, 2021

Batavia, NY — Jim Morrill Jr. and Jennifer Giuliani have been named the top driver and trainer of the 2021 Batavia Downs meet that comes to a close on Saturday (Dec. 11). Morrill had this title wrapped up at the halfway mark as he got off to a hot start in July and burned his way through November. Morrill finished the meet with 365 starts, … Continue reading Morrill, Giuliani take top honors at Batavia Downs »

Horses of the meet announced at Batavia Downs December 9, 2021

Batavia, NY — The Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced the horses of the meet for the 2021 racing season at Batavia Downs. Pacer of the Meet: Art Scene (American Ideal-Lover Of Art) Art Scene was a relatively new acquisition for trainer Maria Rice when he came to Batavia, after being claimed at Yonkers Raceway in mid-June for … Continue reading Horses of the meet announced at Batavia Downs »

Delilah De Vie comes back strong in Batavia feature December 9, 2021

Batavia, NY — Cold, flurries and a snow covered track greeted the racing participants on Wednesday night (Dec. 8) at Batavia Downs, but they weren’t the only things Delilah De Vie would have to deal with before she won the $12,100 Open II Handicap for distaff pacers which headlined the night’s card.  As the race swept into the first turn, Queen Of Thrones (Ray Fisher … Continue reading Delilah De Vie comes back strong in Batavia feature »

$10,000 Pick-5 guarantee Wednesday at Batavia Downs December 7, 2021

Batavia, NY — There is still time and opportunity to enhance your Christmas shopping buying power when live racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Wednesday (Dec. 8) as two carryover pools that include one large guarantee will highlight the card.  Beginning in the first race, there is a $2,259 carryover in the Pick-5 wager and the management of Batavia Downs has announced that the pool will be … Continue reading $10,000 Pick-5 guarantee Wednesday at Batavia Downs »

UNY-USHWA Unsung Hero award to Jami Chatt December 7, 2021

Batavia, NY — The Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has named Jami Chatt their 2021 Unsung Hero award recipient at Batavia Downs. Jami Chatt has been around horses since she could walk and was introduced to the sport of harness racing by her grandfather Fred Haslip, who has been a driving and training legend in western New York since … Continue reading UNY-USHWA Unsung Hero award to Jami Chatt »

Kyle Cummings named Rising Star by UNY USHWA December 6, 2021

Batavia, NY — The Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced that driver Kyle Cummings was named their Rising Star for the 2021 racing season at Batavia Downs. It should come as no surprise that Kyle Cummings has been one of the best drivers in western New York this past year despite a very brief career, as he hails … Continue reading Kyle Cummings named Rising Star by UNY USHWA »

Lunar Credit upsets at 42-1 in Batavia top trot December 5, 2021

Batavia, NY — Among the full slate of feature races on the Saturday night (Dec. 4) card at Batavia Downs, the $13,500 Open I Handicap trot drew the most attention after Lunar Credit put on a display of speed and lit up the tote board at 42-1. That was just one of several races that paid out big bucks as longshots dotted the board throughout … Continue reading Lunar Credit upsets at 42-1 in Batavia top trot »

$25,699 Super Hi-5 carryover at Batavia Saturday December 3, 2021

Batavia, NY — When live racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Saturday (Dec. 4) the track will once again offer two carryovers — including the largest in track history — and a free pick six contest. Three great opportunities to help make your Holidays merry and bright.  First in race six, there is a carryover of $604 in the Jackpot Pick-6 that runs through race 11. But then … Continue reading $25,699 Super Hi-5 carryover at Batavia Saturday »